Los Angeles event planned to honor the “Rosary Priest”

Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., was known around the world for encouraging families to pray the Rosary and his devotion to Mary.  Families in Los Angeles can be a part of this historic event honoring the “Rosary Priest” as he moves closer to sainthood during A Prayer Celebration for Families on … [Read More...]

Cardinal Arinze: We cannot share Communion with non-Catholics like beer or cake

Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former senior adviser to two popes. Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze said any moves to give greater access to Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics and to … [Read More...]

Carmelite brother chose to become homeless

From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months, his bed was a bench on a bike path near San Diego International Airport. Later, he discovered that he could get a few hours of sleep every night by taking a round … [Read More...]

“If you have even the slightest doubt it’s better not to let them enter”

In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis spoke about the number and quality of seminary candidates, including concerns about their sexual orientation. At the start of his May 21 audience with Italian bishops, Pope Francis voiced three areas of concern for the Church in … [Read More...]

Appeals court won’t overturn ruling blocking California’s assisted-suicide law

An appeals court has let stand a lower court ruling overturning a California law that allows physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill. California's Fourth District Court of Appeals on Wednesday refused to stay last week's decision by the Riverside County Superior Court, which … [Read More...]

Bring a friend to Mass Month

One of the many legacies of the late Msgr. James Tarantino, former pastor of St. Mark Parish, is a parish hospitality outreach program launched just weeks after his April 25 death. In May, parishioners of the Belmont parish were urged from the pulpit, on the website and in print to invite … [Read More...]

Wounded veterans seek healing and peace at Lourdes

American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus. Among the pilgrims was Charles Baldinger, a West Point-educated infantry officer who had to retire due to Stage 4 brain cancer. “We came for … [Read More...]

Trustees of small Catholic university in Belmont approve cuts

Notre Dame de Namur University will cut several programs and eliminate five full-time faculty positions in an attempt to cut costs, the Catholic school announced Monday. The school, which serves about 1,600 students, will get rid of programs that have low student enrollment, including in musical … [Read More...]

Settlement protects religious freedom in senior community

A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible studies and a worship service in a senior community has been favorably resolved through a settlement. Pacific Justice Institute represented the leadership of four religious groups that had been suspended in late 2016 by … [Read More...]

Christ Cathedral transformation about 40 percent complete

Christ Cathedral’s transformation is about 40 percent complete, said Construction Manager Eric Flynn. “It’s been in incredible project,” Flynn said. The Diocese of Orange purchased the 78,000-square-foot cathedral in 2011 and the initial design concept was unveiled in late 2015. The project is … [Read More...]

Pope laments vocations ‘hemorrhage’

Speaking to the powerful Italian bishops’ conference Monday, Pope Francis tagged three “preoccupations” in the only country in the world where he rules as Primate: a “hemorrhage” of vocations, “evangelical poverty and transparency,” and the need for a “consolidation” of Italy’s sprawling number of … [Read More...]

No vocations this year in San Francisco archdiocese

The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced Holy Hours June 10, 3 p.m., at churches in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. “There will be seminarians and probably some discerners at the various Holy Hours, but it is open to everyone to come and pray for … [Read More...]

“A welcome and notable change is the increase in funding for mental health services”

On May 11, Governor Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2018-2019 state budget, which includes billions more in revenues than he originally projected in January. Citing strong economic growth and a low unemployment rate, the Governor is now allocating an additional $8 billion to build … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Gianna Oratory/Holy Family Church Address 338 West University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone number 520-303-8859 Website http://www.institute-christ-king.org/tucson/ Mass times Latin Tridentine Masses: Sundays, 8:30 at 10:30 a.m. (high Mass) Monday & Thursday, … [Read More...]